NFL: Full list of players to opt out of 2020 season
By Sky Sports NFL
Last Updated: 07/08/20 7:52am
A number of NFL players have made the decision to opt out of the upcoming season amid concerns over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across the United States.
Changes made to the collective bargaining agreement by the NFL and NFLPA are what have granted players the option of making such decisions.
The first player to opt out of the 2020 season was Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who is the only player in the league with a medical doctorate and has been serving as an orderly at a long-term care facility in Montreal during the pandemic.
Those who choose to opt out will receive salary advances. Players who opt out voluntarily will received $150,000 for the season, however that doesn't apply to undrafted rookies who opt out voluntarily.
Players who opt out for medical reasons and are deemed at high risk are meanwhile due to receive $350,000, with contracts for all those who opt out to toll to 2021.
Veteran players were the final batch to report to training camp on July 28, following on from the arrival of rookies, injured players and quarterbacks the previous week. Safety measures are in place at training camp facilities in order to protect players, including reduced capacities in gyms and meeting rooms.
Players had until 9pm UK time on Thursday, August 6 to decide whether or not to opt out of the 2020 campaign.
Here's who has opted out of the upcoming season:
Higher risk opt-outs:
Arizona Cardinals: OL Marcus Gilbert
Carolina Panthers: LB Christian Miller
Cleveland Browns: OL Colby Gossett
Los Angeles Rams: OT Chandler Brewer
Minnesota Vikings: DT Michael Pierce
New England Patriots: OL Marcus Cannon
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OT Brad Seaton
Washington Football Team: DE Caleb Brantley
Baltimore Ravens: KR De'Anthony Thomas, OL Andre Smith
Buffalo Bills: DT Star Lotulelei, CB E.J. Gaines
Dallas Cowboys: CB Maurice Canady, WR Stephen Guidry
Green Bay Packers: WR Devin Funchess
Houston Texans: DT Eddie Vanderdoes
Jacksonville Jaguars: EDGE Lerentee McCray, CB Rashaan Melvin
Kansas City Chiefs: OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Miami Dolphins: WR Allen Hurns, WR Albert Wilson
New England Patriots: LB Dont'a Hightower, FB Dan Vitale, RB Brandon Bolden, OL Najee Toran, WR Marqise Lee
Philadelphia Eagles: WR Marquise Goodwin
San Francisco 49ers: WR Travis Benjamin
Seattle Seahawks: OL Chance Warmack
Tennessee Titans: OL Anthony McKinney
Carolina Panthers: LB Jordan Mack
Chicago Bears: DT Eddie Goldman, S Jordan Lucas
Cincinnati Bengals: DT Josh Tupou, OT Isaiah Prince
Cleveland Browns: G Drew Forbes, T Drake Dorbeck, DT Andrew Billings, G Malcolm Pridgeon
Dallas Cowboys: FB Jamize Olawale
Denver Broncos: DT Kyle Peko, RT Ja'Wuan James
Detroit Lions: DT John Atkins, WR Geronimo Allison, C Russell Bodine
Indianapolis Colts: LB Skai Moore, DB Rolan Milligan, DB Marvell Tell
Jacksonville Jaguars: DT Al Woods
Kansas City Chiefs: RB Damien Williams, OT Lucas Niang
Las Vegas Raiders: DB D.J. Killings, DE Jeremiah Valoaga, LB Ukeme Eligwe
New England Patriots: S Patrick Chung, TE Matt LaCosse
New Orleans Saints: TE Jason Vander Laan, TE Cole Wick
New York Giants: OL Nate Solder, WR Da'Mari Scott, CB Sam Beal
New York Jets: OL Leo Koloamatangi, LB C.J. Mosley, WR Josh Doctson
San Francisco 49ers: OL Shon Coleman
Washington Football Team: LB Josh Harvey-Clemons